This piping plover may look like it has many legs, but it is taking its four newborns under its wing to keep them warm. Photographer Michael Milicia - Saw this same thing with a Killdeer mom ther other day. Made me smile!
The piapiac (Ptilostomus afer) is an African member of the crow family, and is the only member of the genus Ptilostomus. According to recent findings, it is most closely related to the Central Asian ground jays (